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Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (276 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

[aphorist] Aristotle, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (763 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

[aphorist] Aristotle, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (229 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

Wit is educated insolence.

[aphorist] Aristotle, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

[aphorist] Jane Austen, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (44 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

[aphorist] Burt Bacharach, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (50 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

[aphorist] Robert Burton, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

All men naturally desire knowledge.

[aphorist] Aristotle, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (220 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

[aphorist] Aristotle, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.

[aphorist] Wendell Phillips, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (252 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

[aphorist] Plato, The Republic, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (217 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

Thinking is the soul talking to itself.

[aphorist] Plato, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (218 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

[aphorist] Plato, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (746 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 (updated 2012)

'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

[aphorist] Alexander Pope, (from Golden Treasury of the Familiar), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  ***- Good (6 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

[aphorist] Colin Powell, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

People who don't think probably don't have brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake.

[aphorist] Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

[aphorist] Theodor W. Adorno, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] David Shorr (updated 2012)  · 

Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination

[aphorist] Petronius Arbiter, The Satyricon, XCIV, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

The Satyricon (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (8 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

[aphorist] Andy McIntyre, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 (updated 2012)

Education is civil defense against media fallout.

[aphorist] Marshall McLuhan, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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